Friday, August 28, 2009

Recipe Catch Up Part 2

Do you watch Man vs Food on the Travel Channel? You really should! I love this show. He was even in San Antonio recently. While I haven't eaten at any of the places he went to, and hadn't even heard of one of them, I have taken on a 4 1/2 lb burger so Adam and I couldn't totally be BFFs!

Well the other night we were watching the show and Adam was in South Carolina and stopped by this place that had the most amazing looking shrimp and grits. Shrimp and grits you say? Gross you might say? Eww or Disgusting you might say? While I've heard of this southern combo, I've never had it, but I definitely won't turn down shrimp or grits so why not throw them together!?

Off to All Recipes I went to find my perfect sounding shrimp and grits recipe!

Faith's Spicy Shrimp and Grits
(adapted from All Recipes)

4 cups chicken broth - I've started using bouillon cubes, so much cheaper and with less calories and no fat!
1 cup quick-cooking grits - Find 'em by the oatmeal
2 tablespoons margarine
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound peeled and deveined small shrimp
2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheese
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies

Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in the grits, return to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, melt the margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, green pepper, and garlic; cook until the peppers have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they begin to firm.

Stir the Cheese and canned tomatoes into the grits; Pour onto a serving plate and top with shrimp mixture.

The finished product!

Shrimp and Grits

Review: John and I could have eaten our weight in this. It was A-MAZ-ING! The only thing I would do differently is take the tails off the shrimp and roughly chop them. This way you get a little shrimp in every bite of grits. Tail on makes for a pretty presentation, but difficulty in eating. This might become a staple in our house.


  1. No matter how much I try, I just can't bring myself to like grits.

  2. I will second the last comment. Grits and me just don't mix.


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